Hi! > thanks for that tip but how would I know to look at man [1 make] for > something like that? The BSD man pages in general are very detailed. So if a tool has an issue, looking at the man page of the tool might help. Yes, I'm still surprised about all the features bsd make has, but it's a real feature monster. -- pi at opsec.eu +49 171 3101372 3 years to go !